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ROBERTO ESPOSITO

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Classic Contemporary Jazz

"A pianist with a remarkable versatility and a musical nature of the highest level, thanks to which he can face the repertoire in a complete way, ranging from Beethoven to Gerswhin, indifferently"
M° Roberto Cappello

BIOGRAPHY

He was born in Tricase (Salento) in 1984. In 2008 he graduated with honors from the Conservatory A. Boito (Parma) where, at the same time, he attended the three-year course of Jazz music under the Maestro R. Bonati's guidance. In 2008 he continued his studies in Hungary under the Maestro Zoltan Szigmond' direction. Back in Italy he attended two years of specialization in piano repertoire under the leadership of Maestro Roberto Cappello, graduating with first class honours and Examining board's acclaim by performing in duo, with the same Maestro Cappello, the " 4th Rachmaninoff's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra" and the "Concerto in F" by Gershwin. Winner of contests in the classic (2008) and jazz, (Torino 2009 Sound Crossings – Prize for best pianist) he performs regular concert activities. In 2009 he won a scholarship to the Berklee College in Boston. Thanks to its extensive training, he devoted himself to composition performing frequently, in concert programmes, some of his original pieces. It's imminent the publication of his debut album as a composer titled THE DECADES. The album consists of 10 original tracks piano solo, with the exception of the piece Kalinifta, taken from folk tradition of Salento. The compositions highlight both references to the folk music of southern Italy (pizzica, taranta), mediated by a jazz improvisation language, and to compositional and formal classic patterns such as impromptus, studies, fantasias, rhapsodies. The album will be released by "Workin' Label" and distributed by IRD in May 2014.

CLASSIC ACTIVITY

In 2010 he performed at the Teatro Regio di Parma in Barezzi Live festival coinciding with the Verdi Festival, in addition to his performance for the same Verdi Festival in Chamber formation with the Conservatory's Academy of Talents. In November 2010 he won the "Best Pianist" prize at the Tour Music Fest, an international festival of emerging music, performing at the Atlantic Palace in Rome with one own composition of his. In 2011 he performed as soloist the 4° Piano and Orchestra Concerto by Rachmaninoff, with the "Fondazione Arturo Toscanini" at the Auditorium Paganini in Parma. In 2012/2013 he joined the Chamber's formation in the project "Waiting for Verdi", with which he carried out the complete transcription for two piano and vocal solos in the Verdi's Requiem in Padova, Milano (Casa di riposo per musicisti), Sabbioneta (Mn) and Como. He collaborates with the pianists Gesualdo Coggi, Roberto Cappello.


ATTIVITÀ JAZZISTICA

Collabora con Fabrizio Bosso, Mylious Johnson, Tanya Michelle, Valerio Combass, Julian Mazzariello, Jazz Art Orchestra, Luca Alemanno, Dario Congedo. Apre i concerti di Dado Moroni, Enrico Rava, Francesco Cafiso. Si esibisce al Barezzi Festival (Pr), Tour Music Fest (Roma), Verdi Festival (Pr), Bernstein Festival (Le), La mente il cuore le dita (Mc).

DISCOGRAPHY

"THE DECADES"
release date 3 June 2014

decades
Workin' Label 2014/ Distr. IRD
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